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(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)

Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig)

Writers:

Michael Herbig (as Michael Bully Herbig), Alfons Biedermann | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Herbig ... Brigitte Spuck / Abahachi / H2O2 / Winnetouch (as Michael Bully Herbig)
Rick Kavanian ... Jens Maul / Schrotty / Pulle / Putzmann (Stimme) / Zeitungsvoiceover / Santa Maria-Ansager
Christian Tramitz ... Käpt'n Kork
Anja Kling Anja Kling ... Königin Metapha
Til Schweiger ... Rock Fertig Aus
Sky du Mont ... William der Letzte / Santa Maria (as Sky Du Mont)
Hans-Michael Rehberg ... Regulator Rogul
Hans Peter Hallwachs Hans Peter Hallwachs ... Konsul Kanon
Reiner Schöne ... Senator Bean
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Berater von William
Siegfried Terpoorten ... Jim
Tim Wilde ... John
Herman van Ulzen Herman van Ulzen ... Senator Davis
Gerd Rigauer Gerd Rigauer ... Senator Terry
Heidrun Bartholomäus Heidrun Bartholomäus ... Senatorin Lea
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Storyline

Three hundred years in the future, Mars is colonized by humans and their leader Regulator Rogul plans to conquer Earth. Queen Königin Metapha is advised to send the gays Captain Kork, the Vulcannette Brigitte Spuck and the engineer Schrotty from the Surprise to the past in an experimental time machine to destroy the spaceship that human discovered in Area 51 in 2004 and avoid their technological knowledge in spacecrafts. She summons the trio and the taxi driver Rock Fertig Aus brings them to the meeting but Rogul attacks Earth. In the havoc, Kork, Spuck, Rock and Metapha travel to the past but they are hunted down by the evil Lord Jean Mau. Now the only hope for the human race depends on the success of their mission. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Schluss mit Eierschaukeln! (Enough with the ball-shaking!) See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [Germany]

Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 July 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A zűrhajó See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,423,546 (Germany), 28 July 2004, Wide Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,457,401
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Company Credits

Production Co:

herbX Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title song "Space Taxi" and almost all other songs are written by Stefan Raab, host of TV total (1999) and comedian who has also had several chart hits in Germany. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie after they returned home a piece of confetti lands on the princess's cleavage. In the next shot this confetti is gone. See more »

Quotes

Brigitte Spuck: You friend or fiend?
H2O2: Huh?
[flashs his middle finger and laughs]
Brigitte SpuckKäpt'n Kork: Ooh, a friend!
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Crazy Credits

Spezieller Dank an ... Unsere Wählerinnen und Wähler - Oma (Special thanks to ... our female and male voters - grandma) See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Knight's Tale (2001) See more »

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Simply fond of it (ich mag's einfach)!
27 July 2004 | by DerWixxerSee all my reviews

After having read all postings and comments about the movie in this place up to now I simply want to tell that I love it! Surely the movie cannot be to everyone's taste especially not to the taste of those who run into cinema with a checklist about "will it be better than 'Schuh des Manitu'", "how many gay-jokes will be cracked", "does German comedy still exist" and so on. I myself was skeptical, too, whether Periode 1 will reach Schuh des Manitu but I was disappointed positively. Tonight I watched Periode 1 the second time and, like in Schuh des Manitu, I discovered gags I haven't perceived the first time because there are enough of it in there! Why do most of the commentators put emphasis on the gay-factor? Surely that was the original attention of "Unser Traumschiff" in Bullyparade but in the movie there surely is more! You remember "Men In Tights" (Helden in Strumpfhosen) by Mel Brooks, the Robin Hood-spoof? O.k., there was no gay-topic in it but it was very smug! Enjoy the details! The counselor of "William der Letzte", the rented spy, the taxi and so on - there's so much in it you can laugh about! Michael Bully Herbig surely accepts the inheritance of Monthy Pythons and Mel Brooks, in my eyes!

Simply enjoy it like me!


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